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4 hours ago, CentralTexBBQ said:

 

Forsaking the Ford's? I was just getting ready to say my profound estimation of you skyrocketed even further knowing you drove an F250! :rofl:

I have been a Ford man since working 20+ years for a company that bought exclusively GM products.  Never had a company car make it to 50,000 without a major engine problem.  Never had a company truck make it to 100,000 without, at least, 2 major turbo problems.  That's what got me to start buying Fords for my POVs.  Doing research for my next truck, consulting with contractor friends, I'm leaning strongly toward a new Tundra.  Yeah, it's hard to abandon a brand.  Old Blue was a 1994 F250 with a 7.5l V-8, New Blue was a 2000 F250 with the V-10.   I see a lot of 2017 and 2018 trucks from all brands on the dealer lots, so it looks like nobody wants to own one that's out of warranty.

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Had a great lunch with my farrier and his wife, great friends and good wine.  Served the Emeril's Country Pate with Cracklin Bread.  Very nice.  Went to bed much later and woke to my wife's phone goin

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1 hour ago, TKOBBQ said:

A lot of good reviews on the new Godzilla motor available in the F250's

Yeah, I've seen those.  I'm looking for something that can tow a stock trailer with 4 horses (9,000 lbs max) and still be used as a daily driver.  Trying to downsize, a little.

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9 hours ago, MikeRobinson said:

Not sure you're going to find a "daily driver" truck that can support that kind of tongue-weight. 

Yeah, for retired guys there is a different level of "daily driver", I've been averaging 8,000 miles a year on my 2018 Mazda.  The trailer is a goose neck so tongue weight is  less a factor than bed length.  I think the insurance cost of 2 cars + a truck vs a car and a truck may factor into the equation.

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On 12/7/2020 at 7:28 AM, len440 said:

Sooooooo what does your new ride look like?

It looks like a Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 4X2 Eco Diesel in Night Edition.  Got it last Friday.  This is a very comfortable truck.  It will be interesting to see if the MPG lives up to what they say.

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Glad your quest is over for a new truck. My big horn is very comfortable for me good luck with the thick owners manual. Mine was mostly about the electronics. Took me 2 years to figure out what the back button below the screen was for even the dealer didn't know but i got lucky and figured it out. Don't know if they still have it. What kind of mileage are they saying? 

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